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March 26, 2014

Big fourth quarter lifts Hartwick over King's

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Hartwick College’s men scored the final four goals to beat visiting King’s College, 12-9, Tuesday in a non-conference lacrosse game.

The Hawks (2-4) received four goals and two assists from Mike Vaglica, and three goals and two assists from Roy Simmons. Zach Gropper and Sean Brown each scored twice for Hartwick.

Brown’s goal with about eight minutes left tied the score at 9.

Hartwick won the ensuing faceoff. Gropper took a long shot that deflected off the stick of Monarchs goalie Derek Bowman. The ball then bounced off of Hartwick’s Connor Long and into goal as Hartwick took a 10-9 lead with 6 ½ minutes to go.

Gropper and Simmons contributed late goals for the Hawks, who received a pair of saves from Michael Rourke in the final minutes to preserve the victory. Rourke finished with 12 saves.

The Hawks had narrow advantages in shots (36-35) and groundballs (36-35).

King’s dropped to 4-4.

Hartwick will host St. John Fisher at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Delhi 18, Broome 6

Colby Treat had three goals and Pat Schneck scored twice to lead SUNY Delhi to a non-conference victory at Hartwick College.

The Broncos (4-2), ranked seventh among NJCAA Division III teams, led, 10-2 at halftime.

Delhi will travel to play ninth-ranked Monroe on Saturday.

O-State 11, Marywood 7

Michael Metzger had four goals and one assist, and Connor Coyle contributed three goals and one assist as Oneonta State won a non-conference game on the road.

The Red Dragons improved to 2-7.

Metzger’s goal with 11 seconds left in the third quarter gave O-State the lead for good at 7-6. Robert Neubert assisted on the goal.

With 9 ½ minutes left, Coyle scored off an assist from Daniel Stern to make it 8-6.

Metzger scored after receiving a pass from Stern three minutes later to give the Red Dragons a three-goal cushion.

O-State will host Brockport at 11 a.m. Saturday.

EQUESTRIANIHSA Championships

Freshman Emily McLaughlin placed second overall in the Advanced Walk Trot Canter and senior teammate Paige Montayne took fourth in the same event to lead SUNY Cobleskill to a fourth-place team finish Saturday during the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 2 Region 3 Championships at the Van Lennep Riding Center.

Cameron Banks, a senior, finished seventh overall in the High Point Rider Standings on the strength of a seventh in the Open Equitation on the Flat.

The Fighting Tigers also received a sixth in Intermediate Equitation Over Fences from sophomore Barbara Whyte and an eighth from senior Sean Bailey in Open Equitation on the Flat.

Hartwick College selected teammates Julia Ready and Taylor Trombley as its Hawks of the Week for their performances during the IHSA regional show.

Ready, a junior, won Novice Over Fences and took second in Intermediate Flat, qualifying in both events for Zones in Fairfield, Conn.

Oneonta High graduate Trombley, a sophomore, also qualified for Zones with a first in Intermediate Flat. She also earned a fifth in Novice Fences.

MEN’S TENNISSt. Thomas 9, Hartwick 0

Sean Coppola and Jefferson Monastoque each won five games in singles play Monday, but Hartwick was swept in its season opener at Hilton Head, S.C.

Coppola dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision to Matt Kavanagh at fourth singles. Monastoque fell to Tom Runde, 6-2, 6-3, at fifth singles.

The Tommies improved to 7-2.

The Hawks play Concordia (Wisc.) today in Hilton Head.